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1970 British Open Championships

Date:
Sunday, September 6, 1970

Venue:
Belle Vue, Manchester

Test piece:
Pageantry, Herbert Howells

Adjudicator(s):
Jack Mackintosh, John Carr & Herbert Howells

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1Yorkshire ImperialT. Walmsley13196
2CWS (Manchester)A. Mortimer14195
3Foden's Motor WorksR. Mortimer8194
4Black Dyke MillsG. Brand16193
5Thoresby CollieryW. Lippeatt23192
6=FaireyK. Dennison22191
6=Desford CollieryE. Woodhouse9191
-Besses o' th' BarnF. Bryce6-
-Brighouse & RastrickW. Hargreaves19-
-Carlton Main Frickley CollieryR. Oughton1-
-City of CoventryA. Chappell12-
-CoryA. Meek10-
-Edge HillW. M. Daniels5-
-Ever ReadyE. Cunningham17-
-Grimethorpe CollieryG. Thompson3-
-Hammonds Sauce WorksG. Whitham20-
-LindleyE. Woodhouse15-
-Mid RhonddaF. Prior4-
-Mirrlees WorksJ. Atherton11-
-Morris ConcertC. Edmunds18-
-Ransome Hoffman & PollardD. Masters21-
-TemplemoreA. E. Bell2-
-Wingates TemperanceD. Smith7-

Prizes:

1st: '200 plus '2,000 Gold Trophy plus the W.D. & H.O. Wills Cup.
2nd: '125 plus The Frank Parker Memorial Cup.
3rd: '100
4th: '60
5th: '40
6th: '25

Each member of the winning band received engraved certificates.

The Iles Medal was presented to George Thompson. 



Contest: 168th British Open

Saturday 11 September • Symphony Hall, Broad Street, Birmingham. B1 2EA


Contest: Lower Section National Finals

Saturday 18 September • The Centaur, Cheltenham Race Course, Prestbury, Cheltenham GL40 4SH


Contest: Lower Section National Finals

Sunday 19 September • The Centaur, Cheltenham Racecourse, Prestbury, Cheltenham, GL40 4SH


Contest: National Brass Band Championship of Great Britain

Saturday 2 October • Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 2AP


Contest: Youth Brass in Concert

Saturday 20 November • St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR


Essex Police Band

May 11 • Percussionist required. Preferably with experience playing in Brass Band, Wind Band or Orchestra. We do not contest but play to a good standard and play a variety of contempory and historical music.


Essex Police Band

May 11 • Musical Director required. We are a friendly band, based in Chelmsford Essex with a core of competent players and perform at a variety of events across Essex and in surrounding areas. We rehearse every Wednesday evening at Police HQ Chelmsford


St Dennis Band

May 10 • The St Dennis Band - Cornwall (Championship Section/Grand Shield) invites expressions of interest for the position of PRINCIPAL CORNET. Based in Mid Cornwall and just 5 minutes off the A30, the band rehearses every Monday and Thursday at 19:45.


Gary Davies


Conductor, Band Trainer, Adjudicator


               

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